Christian Ministry in a Muslim Context (Credit: 2 or 3 hours )
ECTS 4 or 5
Christian Ministry in a Muslim Context was developed to train Christians to understand how to relate to the Muslim culture. The author writes from experience as a missionary for several years in South Asia and the Philippines. Students are introduced to the significantly different Islamic culture, worldview, and practices and the adjustments a Christian needs to make to appreciate, communicate, and relate to Muslim people. Objectives for the course include how to contextualize an individual’s lifestyle to facilitate relevant ministry and how to prepare a contextualized message for sharing the gospel with Muslim people. The course helps the student understand the spiritual conditions of the Muslim culture and what is helpful for effective ministry.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:1.Demonstrate how culture can be a major obstacle to effective Christian witness.2.Compare and contrast the Muslim worldview and the Christian worldview in terms of God, humanity, and sin with emphasis on the implications for Christian ministry.3.Describe some of the major areas of concern and sensitivity for the orthodox Muslim.4.Identify biblical principles related to cultural conflict in the New Testament and explain how they apply to ministry in a Muslim context.5.Contextualize an individual’s lifestyle to facilitate relevant ministry.6.Explain why the traditional presentation of the gospel message does not relate to most Muslims.7.Prepare a contextualized message for sharing the gospel with Muslim people.8.Guide a Muslim into the experiences of salvation and spiritual transformation.9.Incorporate the new disciple into a community of believers.
Mode of Study
•Lecture•Video (in progress)•Student interaction •Professor of Record Interaction•Hands on
•100 objective multiple choice questions•Online or pencil and paper•Project•Collateral Reading Assignment (for 3 (USA) credit courses•Student Learning Requirement •Passmark 70%